Wan-li: Year 14, Month 12, Day 7
15 Jan 1587
Sacrifices and a funeral in accordance with the precedents were conferred upon Huang Guang-sheng, the deceased Nan-jing Minister of Revenue (Alt: Minister of War). Guang-sheng had his origins in Jin-jiang in Fu-jian. In the eighth year of the Jia-jing reign (1529/30), he passed the metropolitan examinations and was appointed as a county magistrate. He was then selected as a supervising secretary and promoted to surveillance commissioner in Guang-dong. He was further promoted to provincial administration commissioner. For achievements in settling the matter of Mo Hong-yi's succession in Jiao-nan and in punishing and pacifying the Yao, Li and Xin-hui bandits, he was promoted to deputy censor-in-chief of the right and appointed as grand coordinator of Si-chuan....
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 104, page 3377/78